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Henry Cruger

Holy Bible in English; title-page lacking but with Book of Common Prayer, 1715, bound in.

Contains the records of Henry Cruger (born 1707), son of John Cruger, mayor of New York,
and father of the Henry Cruger who was Member of Parliament for Bristol, England, and
prominent in the repeal of the Stamp Act.  It has descended in direct line to Walton
Oakley, Esq., of New York, great-great-grandson of the original owner.

Henry Cruger Born at NYork Novemb'r 25 1707 Old Stile

Elizabeth Cruger his wife Born at Jamaica June 7th in the year of our Lord 17

Hen. Cruger Marry'd to Eliz'h Harris his above wife at Legnaum Jamaica by Doc'r Wm
Johnston, Dec'r 21st 1736

Saye Harris Mother to y'e Above Elizabeth wife of Henry Cruger Died at Jamaica in y'e 32.
Year of his Age. Feb'ry 2d 1713

Mary Harris Daughter to y'e Above Saye Harris Died Sep'r 22 1713 Being 15 Months Old

Thomas Harris only Son to y'e Above Saye Harris Died at Jamaica in y'e 20th Year of his
Age. Decem'r 7th 1736

Doc'r Nicholas Harris. Husband too Above Saye & father to Above Mentioned Mary. Thomas
and Elizabeth. Died at Jamaica in the 57 year of his Age Decem'r 18th 1736 and was Buried
with his above Deceased Wife & Children in the family Vault at Half Waytree in St Andrews

Memº I Salied from Port Royal Jamaica with my family in the Ship Mary Capt Rob't Ratsey
April 23rd 1738. and Arrived at New York...May...31. 1738

Memº Jan'ay 22d 1748/9 Sunday Evening My Daughter in Law Han'h Montgom [some word
illegible] Married John Van Horn, by the Reverend M'r Hen Barclay My Above Daughter in
Law was born in Jamaica at her [some words illegible] Kingston, November y'e 8h 1731as
appears by a memorandum of her [some letters illegible] Patrick Montgomery writting in a
Comon pray'r book.

Memorand'm November 17h 1755 at 4 in the Morning felt a Sevier Earth Quake which
Continued (by a Gerenral Computation) About 3 Minutes

Novem'r 22 1755. at 9. in the Evening felt a Small Shock of an Earth Quake Continuing
about half a minute

16h 1730/31. Saild over y'e barr of S. Carolina in Brig Samuel Capt. Peter

Capt. Peter Morgatt & Arrived at NYork y'e 26. March 1731.

1731. Saild from NYork in Sloop Mary Cap't Jacoby Kip for Jamaica to Settle in the Island.

[Some words torn off] John Cruger Jun'r

My Son Geleman. Born at NYork Novem'br 4th 1740. being Tuesday Morning at 9. oClock
and Baptized Nov'br 25th 1740. by D'r Charleton Robt. Walton Jun'r John Cruger Jun'r God
fathers. Sarah Cruger God Mother

My Daughter Mary. Born at NYork Feb'ry 27th 1742/3. Sunday Morning Half an hour past
twelve. and Baptized y'e 15th March 1742/3 by the Reverend M'r Richard Charleton. Henry
Needham Esq'r God father  Anna Chambers Mary Cruger God Mothers

My son Nicholas. Born at NYork Thursday Morning Half an Hour past four o clock Being
March 15th 1743/4 Baptized the 6th of April 1744. by the Reverend Mr R'd CharletonJohn
McEvers John Cruger Sen'r God fathers, Rachiel Cruger. God Mother

My Daughter Elizabeth Born at NYork Sunday Morning Eight o Cloc 1747. Baptized May 28h
1747. By the Reverend M'r R'd Charl Oliver Delancy Godfather Gertrude Schuyler Hannah
Montgomery God Mothers

My Daughter Mary, Married to Jacob Walton March 11th 1760 By The Rev'd M'r Hen. Barclay.

My Wife Elizabeth Cruger. Died the 14. April at 9 o Clock in the Morning and was Buried in
trinity Church y'e 15. April 1760.

My Daughter in Law Hannah Van Horne departed this Life Aug't 15h 1760 at 11 in the
forenoon & was Buried y'e 17h Aug't in trinity Church Near her Mother.

My Son John Harry Cruger. Marr'd to Ann DeLancy. Daughter of Oliver De Lancy at
Greenwich By the Reverend M'r Hen Barclay Dec'r 1762.

Taken from the book: The Colonial Dames of the State of New York,Genealogical Records,
Manuscript entries of Births, Deaths, and Marriages,taken from Family Bibles 1581-1917